Capella Of Kent

An Invited Friend of The Harrison Butler Association
Built to an Alan Buchanan design in 1964

Capella Of Kent


Capella of Kent : One of several Buchanans built by Bill Sutton
On a visit to Whitehaven, Summer 2017, I was delighted to come across Capella of Kent with her previuosly sky-blue coloured hull painted white. She has the look of a fast and capable yacht, but her current owner, unfortunately, has been unable to make much use of her due to ill health. Planked in teak she remains a desirable boat, in need of cosmetic attention. When I saw her she was up for sale but I am delighted to report that she's now (April 2018) sale pending.
Sutton & Wiggins built a number boats to Alan Buchanan's designs including Vae Victis, Vendra, Bonnet Rouge, Capella of Burnham, Cavalier of Kent, Dauber and Scorpion of Wyke.

Capella of Kent, 2017

Capella of Kent Statistics
Built : 1964 by Sutton & Wiggins Ltd in Gt Wakering, Essex, England
LOA : 41' 3"
LWL : 28' 7"
Beam : 10' 5"
Draught : 6' 6"
Displacement : 15 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 307387
Signal Letters : 2KBZ
MMSI : 235006101
Sail : N° 2143

Capella of Kent Custodians & Home Ports 
Unknown owner (2013-2018...) Cumbria, England
Dr DJ MacAuley (1975-2009-?) Bangor
WH Hawkins & A Hawkins (?-1965-1974) Rochester, England

Capella of Kent Links
Capella of Kent For Sale (Sale Pending, April 2018) with Wooden Ships

Page last updated : April 2018


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